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Commented on Should Of Brought The Extra Wii Remote

To be fair, this and “should have” sound exactly the same when spoken aloud in some dialects, including my own. Let me show why.

Let’s write this phrase phonetically first. The sh can be written as is, however the oul is pronounced more like the u in “put”, so let’s represent that with “u”. The d is fine too. So the whole word can be represented by “shud”. “of” is less obvious, because there are two forms many use everyday, not just one.

First is one we all think of when we see it. The vowel may either rhyme with that of “bud”, or of “clod”, while the consonant is basic “v”. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll write it as “ov”.

Second is not so simple. Say as if you were talking to a friend the phrase “That guy and his band of ruffians stole my wallet!” You may have noticed that you didn’t pronounce “of” as that first form, although you pronounced something ending in “v”. If so, the vowel you pronounced is what linguists call a “schwa”, which is basically just a lax or reduced vowel.

Now say the phrase as if to a friend, “Fuck! I should have brought the extra Wii remote!” You may notice too that you didn’t pronounce the word “have” with the “h” and the vowel in apple, but with the schwa. Another telltale sign of the schwa is that we often write “should have” as “should’ve”.

So in fact, “should have” and “should of” can be transcribed phonetically as exactly the same: “shud əv”, where “ə” represents the schwa vowel. In that way, it’s not actually that bad a mistake.

Jul 13, 2014 at 01:19AM EDT

Commented on ._.

The image is actually too small; if you try to zoom in there, the writing becomes all blurred and you can’t read it anyway.

Jul 12, 2014 at 09:10AM EDT

Commented on Here goes the bandwagon

Fun fact: The book has actually been renamed for most countries, not just the US. eg. In France, it’s Où est Charlie?, while in Denmark, it’s Hvor er Holger? or Find Holger.

Jul 11, 2014 at 03:13AM EDT

Commented on 172.gif

Even Rule-63-universe Twilight?

Jul 09, 2014 at 09:04PM EDT

Uploaded an image to Game Grumps.

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Jul 08, 2014 at 10:31PM EDT

Commented on 70a.jpg

It’s just turned into a Monty Python sketch now.

Jul 06, 2014 at 12:41AM EDT

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Testing Testing 1-2-3 apparently.

Jun 30, 2014 at 08:54PM EDT

Commented on How Japan views Canada

G’day everyone,
I’m Outback Tony.

This is some sheep wool,
one of my country’s
bigger exports.

I’m from New Zealand.
It’s not Australia.
I pour beer everywhere. Thank you

Jun 29, 2014 at 02:48AM EDT

Commented on Rainbow Problems

Everyone got tangled up in each other’s Super Saiyan hair, so Spike is running over with a pair of scissors.

Jun 28, 2014 at 12:53AM EDT

Commented on e79.png

More specifically, the made-for-video collection My Little Pony Tales.

Jun 25, 2014 at 07:12PM EDT

Commented on 738.png

Make sure that when you upload images, you don’t upload the thumbnails of the images. It’s a very easy mistake to make.

Jun 20, 2014 at 06:09AM EDT

Commented on ecf.jpg

Pretty much. eg. bow vs. bough are heterographs, even though they may be pronounced the same or differently. English is filled with homographs that are heterophones and heterographs that are homophones, and it’ll probably be that way for a long time until a full reform of English spelling (preferably adjusted to dialects).

Jun 18, 2014 at 10:45PM EDT

Commented on CONFIRMED

It’d better be related to a certain game with a silent protagonist’s sequel.

Jun 18, 2014 at 10:05PM EDT

Commented on Philips CD-i

MAH BOI, this page is what all true warriors strive for!

Jun 18, 2014 at 04:05AM EDT

Commented on ;_;

Sounds like a miscarriage or something. D:

Jun 16, 2014 at 09:06PM EDT

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